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About the Book

National Service (NS) is a defining part of the Singapore identity and it has been the rite of passage for every Singaporean son since 1967.


Boys to Men: The Complete Guide for National Servicemen, put together by a team of professionals that includes doctors, exercise specialists, sports scientists, physiotherapists and military personnel, offers pragmatic advice for young men making the transition from civilian to National Serviceman. The invaluable information for physical and psychological well-being in this authoritative book will not just motivate readers, it promises to guide every enlistee through this major life event.


What you will find in this book:

• Illustrated exercises to improve strength and flexibility

• Drills to improve running performance

• Dietary tips and guidelines

• Training techniques to ace the IPPT

• A pre-enlistment conditioning programme


About the Authors

Dr Roger Tian obtained postgraduate qualifications in Surgery and Sports Medicine after graduating from the National University of Singapore in 1996. He is the first sports physician in Singapore to complete the advanced subspecialty training programme. He currently practices at the Changi Sports Medicine Centre and as Deputy Medical Director of the Singapore Sports Medicine Centre. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal injury management and prevention, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning. He has participated in the care of the country’s elite athletes while working at the Sports Medicine Research Centre of the Singapore Sports Council. He has also contributed his expertise as a resource member of the MCYS Sports Safety Committee and in the Ministry of Education’s Healthy Youth Committee. He is currently a member of the SAF Fitness Advisory Board.


Dr Tian served as Medical Director for the OSIM International Triathlon in 2007 and 2008, and has also provided medical cover for sports such as S-League/national team matches, triathlons, netball, HSBC Wakeboard World Cup, as well as the Aviva Singapore Open Badminton Championships. He served as a sports physician during the inaugural 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and the Asia Youth

Games in 2009.


Dr Tian is also a Senior Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate education, and has published his work in both local and international peer reviewed journals. He has published a guide on the prevention of sports injuries for the Ministry of Education, and has previously contributed a chapter on running injuries in the book Run For Your Life.


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Military preparedness and athleticism go hand-in-hand and Cameron Black has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both. Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI), Cameron was an active member of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Army Section at school. He regularly represented the CCF at Annual Events in March and Shoot Competitions and internationally at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley, United Kingdom. In 2003 he performed at such a high level that he finished third in the 7.62 mm (full bore rifle) pairs competition during the National Schools Meet.


Cameron is a fully certified physiotherapist, graduating in 2009 from the University of Ulster, UK. He supervised a variety of University, National and International sporting events including soccer, rugby and field hockey. After serving three years with the Territorial Army (UK) during his University years, Cameron developed a strong clinical interest in Military Medicine. In 2010, he completed his rotations in Geriatrics, Orthopaedics and Outpatient Orthopaedics at Changi

General Hospital, Singapore. Cameron also worked in the Medical and Surgical Intensive Care units, Prison Ward, Neurological Rehabilitation and Respiratory wards. For two years, he treated elite and recreational athletes at Changi Sports Medicine Centre, Singapore and assisted with clinical research, public talks and media articles.


Cameron is an accomplished athlete, gaining national recognition in cricket and field hockey. He participates in a variety of team sports and enjoys cycling, swimming, waterskiing and diving. He is a marathoner and triathlete, using these activities to raise money for local charities. Moreover, he has backpacked through the rugged terrains of Mongolia, Nepal and Tibet.

GENRE
Health & Well-Being
RELEASED
2013
November 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
SIZE
8.3
MB